What To Expect
During the initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will tell you what to expect from the procedure. You will also see before-and-after photos of other patients to help you understand the expected results better.
Our non-surgical scar revision procedure is performed in the clinic and takes 15 minutes or less. For patients with depressed scars, we can use a variety of fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, or the permanent filler Bellafill to fill in the depression and make the scars blend in to the surrounding tissue. After a couple of sessions, the results should last for many years.
For patients with raised scars, we use specially designed steroid injections to gradually and smoothly flatten the contour of these scars. We see the results over several sessions and several months and, once treated optimally, the scars should stay flat.
If the scars are discolored, we use lasers such as the Excel V to decrease the pigmentation. Redness and discoloration should resolve within a few short, painless treatments. Like any of the procedures we perform at Westside Aesthetics, our goal is an impeccable cosmetic result without anyone knowing that anything was done.